Memory compatible from iMac?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by carlsson, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. carlsson macrumors 6502


    Jul 18, 2001
    Is it possible to use RAM from an iMac 2015 in a Mac Mini 2012?

    Acccording to there is only one difference; the iMac uses 1.35V memory whilst the Mac Mini uses 1.5V. That is of course an important difference, but I can't find that difference mentioned anywhere else.

    Anyone that knows?

  2. opeter macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2007
    Slovenia, EU
    Mac mini (2012) uses PC3-12800 DDR3, Non-ECC, 204-pin SO-DIMM memorymodules with 1600 MHz speed on 1.35V.

    The 21.5" iMac 2015 has soldered RAM, the 27" 2015 iMac uses PC3-14900, DDR3L SODIMM memory modules with 1866 MHz speed and 1.35V.

    If the 1866 MHz DDR3L would work in Mac mini? Well, maybe, at least in theory. However I don't know, if the chipset in the Mac mini allows DDR3L RAM to be usable.

    Try it and report back. ;)
    --- Post Merged, Aug 7, 2017 ---
    EDIT: actually it should work, I mean the DDR3L in the Mac mini.
  3. carlsson thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 18, 2001
    Thanks for the answer.

    I tried, and it worked without a flaw.


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